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Diana Gail Cole

October 22, 1957 — February 9, 2024

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Diana Gail Olivarri Cole died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Friday February 9, 2024 after fighting a short battle with cancer. She was born on Tuesday, October 22, 1957 in Petersburg, Virginia to Conrad Guy Stringfield and Katherine Virginia Rochelle. Growing up a military brat, she lived briefly in Germany and Michigan where she also attended school.

In the spring of 1976 Diana moved to Dallas, Texas from  Michigan where she grew up.  In April of that year she met and fell in love with the man she would fight through life with, Lucious M. Cole Jr. (Luke). They married just over 2 years later on July 29, 1978. Together they raised four children.

Diana, better known as Diane, dedicated her life to taking care of others. Aside from raising her children, she worked several jobs in her life. She spent many years working for DeSoto and Azle ISD. . She always put others before herself and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There wasn't anything she wouldn’t do for the people she loved.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother Katherine Rochelle, mother-in-law Corine Stringfield, father-in-law Lucious M. Cole Sr., sister-in-law Linda Mayo, brother-in-laws Ronnie Stringfield and Fred Cole and son-in-law Micheal Holquin.

Diane is survived by her husband Lucious M. Cole Jr. ”Luke”, children Katherine, Shirley(Bobby), Courtney ,and Luke(Tish). Grandchildren Tyler, Kaylyn (Jason), Katie, Brandon(Natalie), Kasey(Nathan), Chris, Franklin, Kaylie(Caleb), Zach, Jake, Luke, Ripley, and Caleb. Great grandchildren Jennifer, Kayson, Easton, Brantley, and Brooklyn. Father Conrad, sisters Donna and Tina (Todd), brothers Frank, Ronnie, and James along with in-laws and many nieces and nephews.


Reception to follow will be at the Elks Lodge of DeSoto 1316 S Hampton Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

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